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the coal creek mining company has lets us use this are for a few yrs now,i found it 3 yrs ago.
the windrock atv club does it's best to maintain and promote this area,it has mud,hills, and trails.somewhere around 300 miles of trails with many more un marked.
cyrrently they are working on a trail from the parking lot to lake city..were you can ride into town and gas up,eat or get a room,pretty cool..

i love this place so much i buy the yearly pass in dec,and from late sept to april i make the 250 mile ride there every fri nite or sat morn..it is worth it..just this last weekend we did 150 miles sat and sun..

hoipe to see ya there someday..
 

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Me and a couple of bud's are headed to Windrock the last weekend of this month. This will be our first trip out there. Really looking for it. We will be there Oct.29,30,31,1,2,.
 

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I grew up in the Oak Ridge area and my parents still live up there. I take my kids up about every three months to ride. The variety of trails and the different levels of dificulties are great. I wish there was someplace like it in the upstate to ride.

Toolman, where do you ride in the upstate ?

James
 

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i don't,there is nowhere here worth me loading up and getting dirty for,i just go to windrock every sat morn,during the fall,winter and spring..thats why i have 50,000 miles in 1 yr on my pickup and 1200 on the rincon and i have only had it since late june..all the miles are from windrock and 500 are from our colorado trip..
 

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Could you give me directions how to get there?Im always looking for new places to ride and it sounds pretty nice.Also can you camp there?And is there places to set up a camper.
 

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Goto www.windrockatv.com. You will find directions and links to trail maps. They have primitive camping beside the parking lot, I don't think they charge anything for it right now. I heard that they plan to add power and water hookups next year and they expect to start charging.

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I have been to Windrock 4 times and I love the area. I go down for every endurace ride(as many miles as possible in 24 hours) that Papa Smurf and Larry Best put on. We have done 140 in 15 hrs,156 in 16 hrs,226 in 23.5 hrs and 260 in 25.5 hours mile rides. These rides (the 200+ mi.rides) take us to Middlesboro KY. and back and the trails are awsome. If you have the time I would incourage you to try this area. It doesn't get any better east of the Mississippi.
 

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Toolman, What are your favorite trails? I like doing all type's of riding but we had a absolute blast on trail 19. It's only 4 miles long. But there were some good mud holes and challanging steep off-camber hills. I enjoyed trail's 11,12,19,20, 7 & 15 were fun too. I didn't like 16 & 18 too much. To damn bumpy. We checked out 50,52,53 on the northern side. I want to know where the trail is to Lake City? Do you know?

Later,
Mark
 

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not sure on the lake city trail,its a secret?actually they are having problems getting the right of way thru some private land,hopefully it will be worked out soon..

trail 8 is fun,13 to 34 is neat then down 9 to 12 to 10 to 11 to hwy 116(north side)i don't know the numbers over there as well,but all those trails had names we called them before the numbers came along,i think my favorite trail if i only could pick 1 would be 57(the rat trap)and you have to do coming up from the river crossing to really get a feel for the awesome hill climb..

trails 16 and 18 are rough but i really like them along with 28?not sure of the number.i actually should hate 18,i have flipped there 3 times and broke my leg on it last year in nov,but the club has detoured all the area were i had my accident so now its not so bad..

i ride with a guy that know the royal blue area pretty good and we are starting to wander over there some.so the posibilities are endless on where to ride it just keeps getting better every time..
 

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Is this a good place to take kids riding?and what kind of terrain is there?(steep hills,rocks,mud pits)or is there a little bit of everything?
 

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honda 4fun,Yes it's a great place for kids,There's 80 plus miles of trails,You can get a map that that tells if the trail is easy or hard.Everyone is polite and will help you with any problems you may incure
 

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I will be going ASAP!!! I cant wait. As soon as my wife gets 2 days together off in december I will be going. If any of you would like to go camping/riding for 2 days and kind of be a tour gide that would be great!! i will let you know the days after thanksgiving..
 

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i will be there the weekends of dec 13th and dec 20th.if you need anything just e-mail me..
 

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thanks Toolman! I will give you some information hopefully in the next few weeks..
 

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Toolman: I will be coming up the second weekend in Dec. I plan on getting there the 12th of Dec and leaving the 14th. I am coming from Raleigh, NC. Maybe we can ride together. I have not been to Coal Creek yet. Could let me know your riding style as I am certainly not an expert rider as you appear to be. Meaning I would not feel very comfortable riding real fast and on the expert trails. Any assistance you could give me would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Craig
 

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bigmack,
i am no expert,but we do ride at a good pace.i usually ride with allen(660 grizzly)and we meet in the parking lot around 8:30.he is there every sat rain/shine/sleet/snow...parks down near the old out house building..

advice.bring extra clothes,dust mask of some sort,water/snacks,an air pump is a good idea,either a rain suit or a gore tex suit..you can and will be a long way from your truck so be prepared for that,we can get back pretty quick(short cuts) but still sometimes your 40 miles away..

when you get your permit,get a new map,they are constantly updating the trails.

we have 2 way radios with us and heatsets so if you ride with us you will not get left behind we usually will have allen in front and i take up the rear and let him know if anyone has any problems.we usually cover 75-100 miles,it is dark by the time we get back and cold this time of year.

you are welcome to join us or go on your own.just let me know and i will pass the info along ...
 

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Toolman, I just wanted to thank you for a fantastic ride at Windrock, Hope you had a good holiday and that your trip was fun. Hope to ride with you soon.
 
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